i know i'm new around here, but i can really use some support right now!
we have 102 dollars until next friday, and a huge electric bill due. we let my brother stay with usfor a bit, and he has a bearded dragon and apparently the lamps for his tank use up a ridiculous amount of electricity... our bill was 230 dollars more than usual! of course, he says he'll help out, but he's more broke than we are. thankfully he moved back in with my parents (it's a long story, complete with moving to ohio from oklahoma and back again, falling in love, getting engaged and having his fiancee break up with him... straight from days of our lives.)
but i'm having quite a difficult time not letting all of this get me down.
one good thing from september was that i finally started using flylady instead of getting annoyed and deleting all of her emails. it's been about 3.5 weeks and my house is seriously sparkling! well, i didn't have much to declutter either haha i guess that's another good thing from being poor, not much crap lying around!
the thing is, we've cut back on every.single.thing. we can get rid of. we don't have cell phones, we're tv-free so no cable bill, and honestly, i don't want to get rid of our internet. it's 20 dollars a month and i use google enough to justify keeping it
we don't have a car payment and our rent is absurdly cheap since we rent from my grandpa. but we have credit card debt up the wazoo, we were so stupid, i kick myself almost daily for it. we rarely eat out, and usually my parents pay if we do
and i cook most everything from scratch... i guess i'm just saying that we're doing all we can and it seems like we'll never get ahead.
my husband works for a lawn company, and makes very little. there's a possibility of supervisor position opening up soon, and he would most likely get it, but i think he's scared of applying. he works his butt off, and it's great, he volunteers for saturdays and stays out late almost every day, but it's just so hard. again, it's depressing and i feel like one broken arm, or one day the van won't start and we're totally screwed.
wow, this turned into a novel. thanks if you made it through, i guess i really needed to get some stuff out. and sorry for the lack of caps, baby wrestling while trying to type!!